Dead iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Labi, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Labi macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2005
    Hi. This is my first post and a very sad one. I have a 40gig second generation iPod. I left it overnight to upload music on it and when I woke up I saw it on my sons hands playing with it :( so I assumed that he just removed the usb plug the "russian way" and now it's frozen. The display has the "stop" sign with "Do not disconnect" and nothing functions anymore. I tried to plug it in and out and nothing happens. Please help.
  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    You have to do a hard reset. For the 2nd Gen, you might have to hold down the menu and play/pause button for 5 seconds or longer, or hold down left+center+right buttons for the same duration.

    If it doesn't work, try letting the batteries run down, and do a reformat of the iPod.
  3. Labi thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2005
    :) It worked :)
    I tried this even before posting but it seems that I didn't hold long enough. Lacero you're an angel. A lifesaver. I owe you a big one. Thanks a million.
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    MacRumors: Forums
    How do you reformat the iPod?
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

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